Media Studies complements a variety of subjects and potential progression routes. As well as gaining an informed understanding of Media texts and their contexts, students will also develop practical skills using the edit suite. Case studies explored on the course include Beyonce's Formation video, Black Panther, Vogue magazine and Assassins Creed III.
You will study and be assessed on the following three components, over a two-year period:
Component 1: Media Products, Industries And Audiences (30% of qualification)
This exam consists of two sections: Section A: Analysing Media Language and Representation, Section B: Understanding Media Industries and Audiences.
Component 2: Media Forms & Products (40% of qualification)
This exam consists of three sections: Section A: Television in the Global Age, Section B: Magazines, Mainstream and Alternative Media, Section C: Media in the Online Age. Both exams assess media language, representation, media industries, audiences and media contexts.
Component 3: Production Coursework (30% of qualification)
Students will create two media products from the following media forms: Television, magazine, film marketing, music marketing and online options. Students will apply their knowledge and understanding of how texts are constructed for specific meaning and audiences.
Growing up in an era where media has overwhelmed society and is constantly shaping attitudes and behaviours, I could not have chosen a more relevant subject to study. I cannot wait to continue my studies of media through to university.